During the discussion over religion on the LBC radio show, the listener named Theresa has called to the studio expressing her negative point of view on gays. She said that even animals did not do this (exciting news for Theresa – we reported about homosexual lions, penguins, turtles, gorillas and this is not a full list. So animals also do this). “Why do you have to result to that. It’s disgusting. there’s hatred there, there’s no love” the caller said.
The former Conservative candidate Iain Dale said that he is not going to repent in being born the way he is. Whilst Theresa says she hates the sin but loves the sinner, she was a bit stumped when Dale asked why gay people would choose to be homosexual. Dale went on to ask Theresa if she had ever sinned herself. But the presenter poked holes in her logic when she said she had, but she attended confession. You go straight to confession and it’s all okay? God forgives you and you go and do it again.” When Dale asked why anyone would choose to be gay, the caller was stumped for an answer, “that’s what I’m asking you” she said.
“Why would anyone choose to do that? When you know that you are gay you know you’re going to come up against obstacles in society. You’re going to get discriminated against.” Dale said. “If you’re in school you might get bullied, and even if you’re not in school you might get bullied. I didn’t choose to go down that road. I was born the way I am and I don’t regret the way I am because I can’t change the way I am and even if I could, I wouldn’t.” he added. “I’m a very happy person Theresa. I have people that I love and people that love me. I feel very content and very lucky to feel like that because there are an awful lot of gay people who don’t feel like that.”